Ben Roethlisberger Rookie Card Checklist and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Ben Roethlisberger

Date of Birth: 3/2/1982
Rookie Card Year: 2004
Investment Rating: 7.5


Rookie Cards

Ben Roethlisberger has seen his share of ups and downs. "Big Ben" was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. After assuming the starting role in game three of his rookie season, he led the Steelers all the way to the AFC Championship game. Ben Roethlisberger rookie card collectors have chased him ever since.

Despite his success with the Steelers, including two Super Bowl titles, off-field issues added drama to the team chemistry and Roethlisberger's career. A motorcycle accident in 2006 almost took his life. In 2009 and 2010, allegations of sexual assault were levied against the star quarterback. Although he was never even formally charged, let alone convicted, Roethlisberger was suspended by the league for the first six games of the 2010 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. In spite of these negatives, Ben Roethlisberger rookie card collectors have remained loyal based on his winning ways and gritty play.

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Ben Roethlisberger has nearly 50 rookie cards that will appeal to all budgets.

Top Ben Roethlisberger Rookie Cards

2004 SP Authentic Ben Roethlisberger RC #213 Autographed Jersey #/299

The 2004 SP Authentic Ben Roethlisberger card features an on-card autograph and jersey piece. One thing that immediately becomes clear is that Roethlisberger has a very sloppy signature. Regardless, this is one of the top rookie cards for collectors.

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2004 Bowman Chrome Ben Roethlisberger RC #111 Autograph #/199

Bowman Chrome has a distinct design and finish. The Ben Roethlisberger card features an on-card autograph and low print run of just 199 copies. Although it does not have a jersey piece, the timeless design ensures that the card will remain a collector favorite.

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2004 Playoff Contenders Ben Roethlisberger RC #106 Autograph

Despite the relatively high print run (it's not numbered, but confirmed as 541) and sticker autograph, Playoff Contenders has long been a top option for rookie collectors. The 2004 Contenders Ben Roethlisberger card continues to be one of the most heavily purchased.

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Autograph Guide

Ben Roethlisberger Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Ben Roethlisberger autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Panini Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories.

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Ben Roethlisberger Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ben Roethlisberger signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Overall, Roethlisberger possesses a very abbreviated signature with very few legible or even presenting letters
  2. The letter "B" is very distinguishable
  3. A horizontal line at a 45-degree angle suffice for the letters "en"
  4. The letter "R" is pronounced and the pen lifts before going on to the remaining part of the signature
  5. A combination of the letters "t-i-g" are present with the "t" crossed at the top, or near the top,of the letter
  6. The cross of the letter "t" also caps off the loop of the letter "g"
  7. A "dot" above this letter combination indicates a letter "i"
  8. The inscription of "#7" (his jersey number) is almost always present

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Comments

  1. Do you think now is the best time to add a few Roethlisberger cards to my collection or should I wait a couple years? I have several already but just want to add a few more. I know it’s in the budget category but the one card I do not have of his is the 2004 Topps #311 so I want a couple of those among others. I just don’t know if his cards will decline before he is HOF eligible.

  2. Unfortunately, I can’t predict the future :-) I’d suggest looking at the recent price trends, identifying an amount you feel good about, and then searching around for a deal.

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